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Noises off

The Sound of Mars / Heron, post rocky sounds / music from Machinefabriek / Paso Viejo, music from Argentina / music by Burning Bones / Sail into Night, slowcore shoegaze from Dubai / a fan site of Peter Saville’s sleeve … Continue reading

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Post rock

National Museum of Norway infrared scans reveal author of hidden graffiti on Edvard Munch’s original painting of The Scream. See also X-radiography of paintings and the Radiography of cultural objects / original art from TWA calendars / axonometric rooms by … Continue reading

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Lazy Sunday sounds

From The Morgue, a site about movies / Vyomm is a new online estate agent portal, joining Domus Nova, Wowhaus and The Modern House as idle daydream click destinations / somehow we have managed to make 4,000 posts to the … Continue reading

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Visions of a life

Another one for the unbuilt London pile, Diller Scofidio & Renfro’s proposed Centre for Music has been scrapped. The scheme was elaborate and ambitious and the suggested £288m budget seemed woefully inadequate (shades of the Elbphilharmonie). The renders brought to … Continue reading

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Sky scrapings

‘The adidas ‘Future.Craft Strung’ designed by Kram/Weisshaar, a shoe-making robot that pioneers a 3D knitting technology enabling it to produce full shoe uppers on the spot.’ From Sneakers Unboxed: Studio to Street, coming soon at the Design Museum / 78s … Continue reading

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Ways of seeing

Nightingale, the journal of the Data Visualization Society / Get Offset, a channel about guitars and effects / Wirebird make beautiful guitars / ‘ambient post-rock’ by In Inertia / more music by First Dates / paintings by Stanley Bielen / … Continue reading

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Sounds high and low

‘Ambient music for study, contemplation, work, and sleep’, The Immersion Zone is a live Youtube channel running 24/7 by Steve Roach (via Synthtopia) / link to an entertaining thread about nightmare interviewees / Dear Prudence / the buzz of the … Continue reading

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Friday fumblings

Sisters With Transistors: Pioneers Of Electronic Music, a new documentary (via NPR). See also Electronic Music Experimentation in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock (via Synthtopia). Sort of related, The Manual (How to Have a Number One the Easy Way), the … Continue reading

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Wednesday Wanderings

Still no coherent thread / need more screens? Try the Aurora 7. Compare and contrast with Oriol Ferrer Mesià’s modern retro terminal (linked by b3ta / Tape Wizard, a film about Randall Taylor’s Amulets project, which explores the ‘artifacts and … Continue reading

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Monday Meanderings

Architecture for sale: the late Pierre Cardin’s 1970s ‘Bubble Palace’ in the south of France and Joel Silver’s Brentwood Mansion by the late Ricardo Legorreta (for a cheeky $77.5m) / at that price, the buyer might experience a bit of … Continue reading

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Non swimmers

An Historical Collection of Found Paper Airplanes, at Moss & Fog and found via Kottke. Very old school internet. Very lovely / more ephemera, this time collectable rock and pop stuff / epic soundscapes by Echodrone / quirky pop from … Continue reading

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Into dust

Rare Film of Monet, Renoir, Rodin and Degas (via MeFi) / Gaming in kids’ own words / the Duke Mitchell Film Club / Can you solve the mystery of these 60-year-old travel photos? / Sweden is home to a large … Continue reading

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On the retreat

The 2020 Architecture Drawing Prize includes the epic 737 Max Tower, a project by Victor Hugo and Cheryl Lu Xu, as well as works by Marc Brousse and ‘Spatial Fictions‘ by Clement Luk Laurencio / a constantly refreshed collection of … Continue reading

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Out on the mud flats

Weekend perambulations / a drone tour of a century-old German U-Boat wreck on the Thames Estuary, via Historic Medway / more Kent: the tragedy of the Fireman’s Wedding / isolated drum tracks by Nick Mason / paintings by Fred Coppin … Continue reading

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Down the rabbit hole, again

This disappointingly short brief history of protest tunnelling in the UK sent us down some tunnels of our own. It seems that protest tunnels barely scratch the surface of a country that has an extensive rumoured subterranean network, mostly private, … Continue reading

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On the permafrost

Photographer Anna Huix has taken remarkable images of Pyramiden (Google maps), ‘a utopian coal-mining town, a landscape-scale “museum” of soviet-style industrial heritage that shows the fragmented remains of a communist dream’ in Svalbard. ‘It has been predicted that due to … Continue reading

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A Way Forward

The ghosts of Mark Fisher. On the theorist’s final lecture series, unfinished works, and the exhortation to recognise ‘both the luxuries and privations of modern technologies… Who knows what a culture in which the internet co-existed with strong social security … Continue reading

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Vision Thing

Revisiting a 1930s Soviet optical synthesis animation. See also the Variophone / a big, long, long list of John Peel Sessions on YouTube, courtesy of Formerly Known as the Bollocks. Always something to listen to / tiny living space films … Continue reading

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The illusion of a wayback machine

An appreciation of the late stunt driver Remy Julienne / music selections: Heavy Birds; Automatic; Laura Carbone; Neighbours Burning Neighbours; Foxtrott / A map of Frank Lloyd Wright homes in (nearly) every state / card and paper illustrations by Zim … Continue reading

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Look closely

Old school sounds from the long lost Sunnyvale Noise Sub-element / even more old school, an appreciation of Swervedriver’s Raise from a driver’s perspective (as it was probably originally intended) / Folklore Generator (via BB) / creepy-named forum to change … Continue reading

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